Woman reports attempted break-in

A Dubach woman reported someone was trying to break into her apartment Monday night, leading to the arrest of a Ruston man.

Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies responded to the Dubach Apartments late Monday regarding someone attempting to break into the residence.

The victim told deputies she was in fear of her life because Andre Jones tried to break into her apartment. She stated he repeatedly said he was going to hurt her and do terrible things to her while he was trying to get in. The victim said he was trying to beat and pry open her front door and also attempted to get in her apartment through the bathroom window. Deputies found the bathroom screen was bent back, an outdoor closet was rummaged through, and fresh pry marks were found on the front door.

Jones, 41, was located and arrested. A records check showed he was wanted by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department on a bench warrant for theft of a motor vehicle. He was taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked for attempted home invasion, simple criminal damage to property, criminal mischief, and the Union Parish warrant.

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